2014 Pro Days: Miami OT Seantrel Henderson leaves Pro Day early
The Hurricanes' talented right tackle may rank among the more physically gifted blockers in the 2014 draft but with yet another demonstration of unreliability, NFL teams may find it difficult to trust him.
The University of Miami was once the nation's elite producer of NFL talent but this year will mark the sixth consecutive draft in which a first round goes by without a single Hurricane being selected.
Plenty of talent remains in Coral Gables and representatives from 30 NFL teams attended Miami's Pro Day on Thursday to see the top draft-eligible prospects work out. Unfortunately, the best of the bunch opted to end his workout early.
According to a high ranking scout on hand for the Pro Day, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson quit during a drill run by Seattle Seahawks' offensive line coach Tom Cable.
The source said that Henderson later returned to the field. At that point, however, the workout essentially was over.
Henderson's agent, David Levine, later told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that his client "went there intent to do the bench and position drills, but his competitive spirit took over and he did a full combine. At the end of the workout he got dehydrated, started getting a super bad headache, felt like he was going to throw up and didn't do the last two O-line drills."
Prior to leaving the field, Henderson had what was characterized as an "okay" workout. While he added several inches to his vertical and broad jumps from the Combine, Henderson weighed in eight pounds heavier Thursday than he did in Indianapolis, a clear red-flag for a player who struggled with inconsistency on and off the field. He was suspended three times over his collegiate career and admitted at the Combine these were due to positive tests for marijuana.
Henderson signed with Miami as one of the elite prep prospects in the country and he started nine games as a true freshman. Unfortunately, he never matched that level of production the rest of his career, starting just 18 games over the next three seasons. He's teased with clear first round talent throughout his career but currently ranks as a sixth rounder on NFLDraftScout.com's board.
While Henderson's workout could sink his stock well into day three of the draft (or perhaps even out of the draft entirely), quarterback Stephen Morris, wideout Allen Hurns and guard Brandon Linder enjoyed solid positional workouts. Each also rank as potential day three selections.
The full numerical results for every player participating in Thursday's workout is available at the University of Miami's official athletic website.
The names and titles of all NFL and CFL representatives who attended the workout are also available. Among the big names in attendance were Miami head coach Joe Philbin and general manager Dennis Hickey, as well as New York Giants' general manager Jerry Reese, Oakland Raiders' director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales and former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, who now serves as an assistant head coach with the Indianapolis Colts.
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